W1 Professorship (m/f/d) with Tenure W2 for Teaching English with a Focus on Anglophone Literatures, Cultures and Media
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Technische Universität Braunschweig is one of Germany’s leading institutes of technology and offers an inspiring work environment with a wide range of research and teaching opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. The 3,800 members of our academic, technical and administrative staff – including more than 400 international scientific staff – work together to ensure that our university successfully fulfils its mission of providing excellent teaching for our approximately 17,000 students and 100 trainees.
We focus our research on mobility, metrology, engineering for health, and the future city. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering division and a strong natural sciences division, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, educational sciences, and the humanities.
Our university is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most research-intensive regions. We cooperate closely with the more than 20 internationally renowned research institutions in our vicinity and our network extends to our partner universities in Germany and all over the world, with whom we maintain strong relationships.
Faculty of Humanities and Education
Institute of German Studies
We offer a
W1 Professorship with Tenure W2 for Didactics of the German language
The appointment is planned for the earliest possible date.
The professorship focuses on the didactics of the German language for teacher education with the core areas of grammar didactics and acquisition of written language. In research and teaching, it will represent the field of didactics of the German language in its entire breadth. The professorship is to be active in the teacher training courses (polyvalent Bachelor of German Studies, Master of Education for primary, secondary and intermediate schools and grammar schools, subject: German). Cooperation with neighboring subjects of the faculty and the TU Braunschweig as a whole as well as with non-university research institutions and general education schools in the Braunschweig region is also desirable.
Applicants (f/m/d) should also have proven experience and a scientific profile in at least two of the following areas:
Didactics of oral communication
Language learning in a digital context
The successful candidate (f/m/d) is expected to be committed to the university’s strategic goals and to actively shape its holistic development (https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/hochschulentwicklung). In addition to the classic service areas of a university (research, teaching and studies, transfer, governance and administration), this applies in particular to digitalisation, internationalisation, equality and diversity as well as knowledge exchange.
Theoretic-conceptual and/or empirical research strength in the didactics of the German language
Experience in teaching courses in the didactics of the German language
Willingness and ability to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration within the institute, the faculty and the TU Braunschweig as well as with non-university research institutions, especially in STEM-subjects and empirical educations sciences
First experience in acquiring third-party funding and willingness to do so in the future
First experience with participation in academic self-administration as well as in scientific organisations
Willingness to participate in the internationalisation of the university as well as the internationalisation of research
Ability and Willingness to teach university courses in German and English
Willingness to promote early career researchers
Individual career decisions and career breaks due to parental/family care leave affecting research output will be taken into account by the appointment committee.
Requirements, § 30 NHG
A degree in a relevant field
Special qualification for in-depth independent scientific work, as a rule proven by an above-average doctorate
Technische Universität Braunschweig makes personnel decisions on the basis auf suitability, ability and professional performance. Our aim is to increase the share of women in academic positions. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from women and will give preference to female candidates with equivalent qualifications. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and, if equally qualified, will be given preference in the appointment process.
Technische Universität Braunschweig is certified as a family-friendly university. We are committed to facilitating a healthy and productive work-life balance and offer a dual career service as well as support for newly appointed staff. Our Family Office provides advice on all issues relating to family, childcare, and caring for relatives. Our “Prof.-Programm” offers exclusive status-related exchange and consulting formats, in particular to newly appointed professors.
Professional and Personnel Development promotes the professional development of all employees through a wide range of courses and activities.
The university actively endorses equal opportunities and diversity and promotes diverse perspectives as essential in contributing to the university’s success in research, teaching, transfer and administration.
We particularly invite applications from international candidates (f/m/d).
Even though this is a full-time position, a part-time appointment may be possible upon request.
Applicants (f/m/d) who are 50 years or older at the time the appointment commences and who have not acquired permanent civil servant status (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) will be employed with employee status (Angestelltenverhältnis).
The employment is initially for a period of three years in a temporary civil servant relationship, provided that the general service law requirements are fulfilled. In the event of a successful interim evaluation in accordance with § 30 Para. 4 S. 2 NHG, the professorship will be extended by a further three years. After a positive outcome of the procedure regulated in the tenure track regulations of the TU Braunschweig an appointment to a permanent professorship in grade W2 NBesO will be made without further advertisement.